• By April W Bowman
  • Posted Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Gifts for Youth

Are you planning on buying presents for a child or teen this Holiday season? Consider the gift of experiences, especially for older youth.

  • Provide passes to a park or museum
  • Purchase a fun, educational game
  • Consider a kit that includes skill building such as a sewing kit, or a cooking/baking kit
  • Lessons for music, horseback riding, or art
  • Tickets to sports games, theater, movies, or concerts
  • Books
  • Camp
Remember to set a date for your event to ensure that you follow through!

Youth ages 3-12 prefer material possessions so ensure that your gift includes a tangible item from the gift shop of the museum that you will visit, etc. Teens don't necessarily need tangible items.

We would love to talk to you about gifting a trip to one of our three 4-H Camps for youth ages 5-14. Email, April Bowman, Extension Agent, Livestock, Forages, and 4-H Youth Development at awbowman@ncsu.edu or call 336-703-2855 or Dr. Monique Pearce-Brady, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development at dmpearc3@ncsu.edu or call 336-703-2856. You may also visit https://nc4h.ces.ncsu.edu/camps-centers/ to learn more, but it is important to register for camp through your County Extension Center in order to receive a discount on your camp registration.